16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Turku
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 1 night
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Levi
— 2 nights
5
Saariselka
— 2 nights
6
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Get a sense of the local culture at Katajanokka and Sinebrychoff Art Museum. Popular historic sites such as Johannes Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at Kallio Church, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Singapore to Helsinki. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Must see
Katajanokka
4.3
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Historic Site
Mannerheim Museum
4.5

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Kuusisto Manor, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and finally take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Must see
Turku Castle
4.5
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Religious Site
Turku Cathedral
4.4

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Wildlife Area
Hatanpaa Arboretum
4.9
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Religious Site
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
4.4

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Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): make a trip to Lapland Hotels SnowVillage and then fly down the slopes at Discover Lapland. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, join the crowd at Icekarting Levi, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Levi Ski Resort.

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Traveling by flight from Tampere to Levi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in December, expect Levi to be a bit cooler, temps between -6°C and -15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Levi

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Must see
Levi Ski Resort
4.4
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Ski Area
Discover Lapland
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Auto Race Track
Icekarting Levi
4.8

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Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): tour or see a show at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then look for gifts at Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel and then get all the equipment you need at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Levi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -7°C in December, and nighttime lows around -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Get in touch with nature at Ranua Zoo and Syvasenvaara Fell. Do some cultural sightseeing at Christmas House Santa and Arktikum. And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, make a trip to Santa Claus Office, fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip planner.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rovaniemi are -6°C, while nighttime lows are -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Must see
Ranua Zoo
4.3